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Understand Multi-tenant, Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service in 60 Seconds or Less

May 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

If you’re just beginning to learn about cloud-based RaaS, you likely have a lot of questions. You could spend days, weeks or even longer researching the technological advances behind each solution, the services included and the capabilities available for your workloads. 

But, you have to start somewhere, and we want to help point you in the right direction. Here is the simplest explanation of cloud-based RaaS in 60 seconds or less: 

Cloud makes DR easy and affordable. 

Recovery-as-a-Service is...

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Failover to the Cloud with Disaster Recovery [Video]

May 16, 2013 by Jon Corwin

Failover to the Cloud

How do you failover to the cloud? Bluelock has partnered with the replication software provider, Zerto for its leading RaaS solution. To demonstrate how their disaster recovery technology takes the pain out of replication and recovery in the cloud, watch the "Disaster Recovery with VMware's vCloud Director" video below.

Bluelock’s RaaS solution leverages Zerto’s replication software to integrate seemlessly with VMware’s vCloud Director. Their complete vCloud 5.1 integration includes...

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Vote VMworld Session 5421: Architecting the Dynamic Datacenter

May 2, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5421: Architecting the Dynamic Datacenter

with Bluelock and TW Telecom
 

Summary: 

Many organizations using cloud complain of network problems with latency, especially when pushing high volumes of data, and even when they aren’t. As dynamic as Virtual...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5330: Building a Fake Production vSphere Environment

May 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5330: Building a Fake Production vSphere Environment

with Bluelock and VMware
 

Summary: 

Testing, development, and learning in vSphere is difficult if you don’t have a good lab environment. Even with a lab, you are still limited to the physical resources...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5569: Transforming Enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

April 30, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5569: Transforming Enterprise IT from a Cost Cetner to a Profit Center

with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and Bluelock
 

Summary: 

Traditionally, enterprise central IT has been considered a “cost center”. But, what if you could transform it into a...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5479: To the Cloud, with PowerCLI

April 30, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMworld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5479: To the Cloud, with PowerCLI

with Bluelock and VMware
 

Summary: 

PowerCLI has become one of the most powerful and easy to use tools in a vSphere admin’s arsenal. Since version 5.01 this also includes the ability to manage your workloads in the...

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Vote for VMworld Session 5480: Managing Risk in the Cloud with Highly Secure Workloads

April 29, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting VMWorld.com. Users must register a free account to vote. 

 

Session #5480: Managing Risk in the Cloud with Highly Secure Workloads

with Deloitte & Touche LLP and Bluelock 
 

Summary: 

As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, Krishna Marella has seen first-hand how the IT world has changed recently and how companies are dealing with...

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5 Best Practices for Database Scaling

February 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

database scaling“Database scaling ranks at the top of the list of most common problems software architects are challenged with,” Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson explains.

“Relational databases were never designed to scale any distributed model like cloud,” he continues. “Because apps are now expected to be available to anyone in the world, we now need to rethink how we do database design.”

1. Identify the Problem

identify the problem“The first step to scaling your relational database is to identify where the bottleneck is...

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Viva Las Vegas: Bluelock Announces New Datacenter Site

February 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service industry is enjoying a period of tremendous growth right now. As a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock has seen this demand and growth opportunity in the industry first-hand. 

In response to both the industry forecasts and our own customer demand, Bluelock is proud to announce the opening of a new datacenter location in Las Vegas, NV. 

This new tier 4, SSAE Type II (formerly SAS 70) and SOC3...

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Future-Proofing Your Network: Networking Decisions Today Will Make A Difference Down the Road

February 18, 2013 by Diana Nolting

 

When it comes to your cloud infrastructure, networking is more important than many people realize.  Good networking increases efficiencies and cuts down troubleshooting time. Bad networking, or poorly planned networking, however, will cost you time, money and productivity.

When you’re beginning to architect your cloud network there are a several questions you have to ask yourself according to Bluelock Client Services Engineer Charlie Tavernier.  By answering these questions not just for your...

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